Pandemic Observations -- July 8, Top 40+ Nations:
Clovid-19Today the world passed the 12 million case milestone in the Covid-19 pandemic, and the future is looking ever darker at this point in many parts of the globe:In Latin America, which continues to dominate the weekly per capita death lists, and occupies not just the top 6 slots, but 10 of the top 13;In the USA, which is closing in on 400,000 new cases per week now;In India, which will soon become the third member of the million case club and secure its position as part of the Big Three (along with Brazil and the USA) for the foreseeable future;In Africa, where South Africa, Nigeria, and Ghana are just the tip of a dangerous new phase of the pandemic;In Central Asia, where Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan are just the vanguard for this emerging region;And even in places like Serbia and Israel that had apparently beaten back the first phase of the pandemic successfully, only to fall victim to complacency and what could be an even worse resurgence of the coronavirus.
But perhaps the worst takeaway from today’s grim news is the realization that the time interval between these milestones continues to shrink — after the 1st million cases back on April 2, it took 13 days to reach the 2nd, 12 days each to reach the 3rd and 4th, 11 days to reach the 5th, 9 days to reach the 6th and 7th, 7 days to reach the 8th and 9th, 6 days to reach the 10th and 11th, and just 5 days to reach the 12th.
Update on Swedish data — the problems with near constant revision of both their fatality and new case data over the past two weeks continue to multiply, so the weekly stats I’ve been compiling since March may no longer be reliable.
Hopefully the accumulated totals are still being updated reliably, but I have yet to hear back from either Worldometers or the Swedish CDC regarding my request for clarification.
Top 40+ Nations: July 2-8 New Deaths 7-Day D/1M 7-Day Deaths Weekly Changes Changes fr Max New Cases 7-Day C/1M 7-Day Cases Weekly Change Change fr Max Tests %Pos World Chile Panama Peru